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Web scraping 101: Intro to Scraping and XPath

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Full course description

Term: Fall 2022

Date: November 3rd, 2022

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: Torgerson 3310 & Online through Zoom

Instructor: Nathaniel Porter

Presented By: University Libraries (LIB)

 

Description:

Learn what web scraping is (and is not) and common use cases, then practice identifying and selecting webpage content for scraping using XPath. No experience is necessary for this workshop, but participants need access to a computer with Google Chrome. We recommend combining this with Web scraping 102 for additional tools and practice. The workshop is based on episodes 1 and 2 of the Library Carpentry Web Scraping curriculum (https://librarycarpentry.org/lc-webscraping/), and is relevant to anyone interested in gathering data from websites.